What happens on Twitter stays on Twitter and even then, sometimes it can come back to haunt you.
On Thursday, President Trump appointed former UN Ambassador John R. Bolton (2005–2006) as National Security Adviser—he'll be taking office on April 9th.
But before that happens, let's rewind four-and-a-half years ago to this tasty little Trump tweet from September 2013:
All former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria. Iraq was a waste of blood & treasure.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
What you need to know to grasp the irony of this is 1: Under former President George W. Bush, Bolton was an outspoken supporter of the Iraq War.
And 2: As National Security Adviser, Bolton will most likely be involved in guiding U.S. foreign policy with Syria and Iraq.
The hypocrisy was not lost in the Twitterverse:
So you picked one as your national security adviser??? 🤦♀️— April Stephen (@aprilsaysso) March 22, 2018
That would include John Bolton, one of Bush’s UN ambassadors, who you just appointed as your senior national security advisor.— Tom Busiahn (@TomBusiahn) March 23, 2018
Commenters were more than happy to point out the duplicity between Trump's words and his actions:
There’s a tweet for everything. Meanwhile I could’ve swore you ridiculed and belittled George Bush, all Republicans and Democrats that voted for the war in Iraq during your campaign and the debates. John Bolton was an advocate for that same war, just in case.— Capt M J Singleton 🇺🇸 (@NavyCaptRet63XX) March 23, 2018
And while some were just left scratching their heads:
Excuse me? You were talking about the same guy you now want as National Security Advisor? How does this make sense?— MarkTomlinson (@MarkTomlinson) March 23, 2018
Wow, simply wow. It's like you've never held a non-contradictory thought....— Survivor of the Great 'Bot Massacre (@DanFiorella) March 23, 2018
Others had a tone of concern that Trump's choice for National Security Adviser could be indicative of things to come:
You're taking us into another war for big oil, I hope your grandkids have to fight in it.— Shadow Banned Pat is leaving for Steem (@skink007) April 6, 2017
... so I will pick the architect of the Iraq War to help me plan US foreign "defense."— kd westphal (@kdwestphal) March 23, 2018
If it was such a waste then why did you just hire the idiot who masterminded it?— rose thornne (@rosethornne) March 23, 2018
But it is perhaps this tweet from Julie that sums it up best: